Thankful Thursday: Love in Conflict

"The point of living and of being an optimist is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come." --Peter Ustinov "Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness." --Sacha Guitry I once was asked how I balance my personal life with my public life. It was …

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Thankful Thursday: What I’m Thankful for this Week

I'm on the I-95 headed to Philadelphia, tablet in hand, iPod playing my soundtrack for the drive, trying to ignore the conversations around me, and the smell of McDonald's in the air. I couldn't be happier than I am at the moment. In a year filled with so many ups and downs, one constant that …

The Numbers Game

The number went down again and my stomach sank with it. I took a deep breath, grabbed my purse, and walked out to begin my commute to work. I stared at the elevator button, deliberately trying to shut my brain off and focus on the music streaming through my headphones instead. But it wasn't loud …